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Der Eingangsbereich der PTB in Braunschweig

About Us & Careers

Whether we put fuel in our cars, the satnav keeps us on track or our blood sample is tested in the laboratory − metrology permeates our everyday life. The approx. 2100 staff members of PTB work at the world class level to make measurements increasingly more precise and reliable and to support the German economy through its research and development. Here you can obtain information about PTB and, furthermore, find out what opportunities PTB offers for employees and young scientists.

"To measure is to know"

Download "Imagevideo PTB"-Video: MP4

Dieser Imagefilm "To measure is to know" entstand im ersten Halbjahr 2016 in Kooperation zwischen der Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit der PTB und der TVN Corporate Media, Hannover.

Introductory lecture

Ein Vortrag von Dr. J. Beyer

"I'm a PTBist"

Teamgeist, technische Ausstattung, Spitzenforschung – es gibt viele gute Gründe, in der PTB zu arbeiten. Zum 125-jährigen Jubiläum der PTB haben Mitarbeitende ihre ganz persönliche Einstellung zur PTB im Film festgehalten.


PTB as an attractive employer in the field of research and science offers positions for qualified scientists and specialists – both in the region of Braunschweig and also in Berlin. Here you will find the current vacancies for both PTB sites.

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Die PTB ist Mitglied im Nationalen Pakt für Frauen in MINT-Berufen. Unter dem Motto „Komm, mach MINT“ arbeiten wir daran mit, attraktive und  zukunftsträchtige Berufsfelder aus Naturwissenschaft und Technik für Mädchen und Frauen zu erschließen. Foto: Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit e.V.

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Through their work, doctoral candidates contribute vitally to metrological progress and thus also to PTB's success.Therefore, PTB has developed a support program which seizes on current developments und can compete with university standards. . 

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By means of student work, work experience or PTB's dual study program, students can set their priorities already during their training and get to know PTB's fields of work. . 

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Vocational training

PTB trains vocational trainees and apprentices both in Braunschweig and also in Berlin. They profit from a highly modern technical environment and dedicated instructors. We have compiled helpful information on all the apprenticed professions and many tips for the application.

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There is a great demand for the WissensForscher (KnowledgeSearchers) project at PTB! Here, primary school children experiment once a week in their own laboratory. But also older school children can gain an insight into the tasks of PTB within the scope of work experience or on Zukunftstag (Girls' Day/Boys' Day) and obtain information on vocational training opportunities.

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The compatibility of family and work has high priority at PTB. Numerous measures – from the day care facility, to "Rooming-in", and to flexible working hours – support the parents working here in their everyday life.  

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About us

  • PTB and the "new SI"
  • PTB as a partner of industry
  • PTB protects humans and the environment
  • PTB makes measurements uniform worldwide
  • PTB promotes developing countries and newly industrialized countries

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Opens a new window which shows the arial view of the PTB site in Berlin-Adlershof

PTB's Berlin Institute is located in Opens internal link in current windowBerlin-Charlottenburg (close to Ernst-Reuter-Platz). This is where the 135-year history of the PTR/PTB began. Furthermore, PTB operates a laboratory in the electron storage ring BESSY II as well as its own electron storage ring Metrology Light Source – both on the south side of the city, in the Technology Park Opens internal link in current windowBerlin-Adlershof


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For 135 years, PTB (with its preceding institution, the PTR) has been the center of measurement in Germany.

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